Associate Director
Joe Hooker

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Joe Hooker

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Joe Hooker joined E3 in 2018 and works primarily in our Resource Planning and Asset Valuation practice areas.

Joe has supported several utility clients in the Desert Southwest. He has supported Arizona Public Service, NV Energy, and El Paso Electric in evaluating their long-term resource plans in the context of aggressive long-term decarbonization targets. For both NV Energy and El Paso Electric, Joe has led teams at E3 that have developed new modeling capabilities and performed quantitative analysis to support robust long-term resource decisions. Both clients relied on E3’s analysis in their integrate resource plan (IRP) filings. Joe has also worked with Salt River Project to prepare for its first integrated system plan (ISP), which aims to develop a system-wide strategy through 2035 based on system-wide modeling and engagement with stakeholders.

Joe has supported asset valuation clients across North America on a variety of topics. He supported a large energy user on a small island explore options for decarbonizing its electricity supply. He consulted for a large automaker to assess the value and market potential for electric vehicles providing services to the grid. He advised the State of South Carolina on the potential sale of Santee Cooper. He worked for a group of transmission developers to perform a cost-benefit analysis for several transmission projects that could increase access to strong wind resources in Wyoming.

Before coming to E3, Joe worked for EDF (Électricité de France) researching different pathways for decarbonizing France’s power sector by 2050.

In his free time, Joe enjoys learning languages, cooking Italian food, and spending time outdoors.

Education: MS, energy engineering, Ecole Polytechnique; BS, industrial engineering, Northwestern University

Projects

Integrated Resource Plan Support | El Paso Electric, 2020-21

E3 provided a broad range of IRP support services for El Paso Electric (EPE) including developing resource options and data inputs, conducting a Planning Reserve Margin and ELCC study using RECAP, optimizing EPE’s portfolios over the 2021-2045 period reflecting New Mexico’s Renewables Portfolio Standard and Energy Transition Act as well as EPE’s own goal of 80% carbon reductions by 2035, studying the operability of EPE’s system under high levels of wind and solar generation, and developing regulatory strategies for cost allocation and procurement given EPE’s multi-state service area. E3 has also been heavily involved in EPE’s stakeholder outreach and communication strategy, leading multiple stakeholder workshops and contributing to a substantial improvement in EPE’s stakeholder relations.

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